Posted: Oct 17 2012
Christmas Magic starts in Tenbury Wells
Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire really comes alive in late November, with a programme of seasonal events in the run up to Christmas and New Year. But this beautiful country town has a close association with the magic, myth and mystery of the mistletoe plant that makes it unique.
A key date in the local calendar is Saturday 1st December – National Mistletoe Day – when the history and tradition of Christmas are celebrated with a colourful procession and a Ceremony of Peace and Thanksgiving that honours the Mistletoe.
Festival Project Manager, Caroline Palethorpe, explains;- “The Mistletoe Foundation procession makes its way across the Teme Bridge from Burford to Tenbury at 2pm. This is followed by a ceremony on the Burgage that includes the now traditional crowning of the Head Girl from Tenbury High School as our Mistletoe Queen and the Head Boy as her Holly Prince. Local shops, pubs and restaurants will be decorated for the season and it will be a magical day out for visitors from across the region “.
The celebrations will be preceded by a silent film “The Mistletoe Bride”, at...